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Lilyhammer 

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A New York mobster goes into hiding in rural Lillehammer in Norway after testifying against his former associates.
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2014   2013   2012  
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Series cast summary:
Steven Van Zandt ...  Frank Tagliano / ... 24 episodes, 2012-2014
Trond Fausa ...  Torgeir Lien 24 episodes, 2012-2014
Steinar Sagen Steinar Sagen ...  Roar Lien 23 episodes, 2012-2014
Marian Saastad Ottesen ...  Sigrid Haugli 21 episodes, 2012-2014
Tommy Karlsen Tommy Karlsen ...  Arne / ... 21 episodes, 2012-2014
Fridtjov Såheim ...  Jan Johansen 21 episodes, 2012-2014
Robert Skjærstad Robert Skjærstad ...  Roy 'Fingern' Aass / ... 18 episodes, 2012-2014
Nils Jørgen Kaalstad ...  Dag Solstad 12 episodes, 2012-2014
Anne Krigsvoll Anne Krigsvoll ...  Laila Hovland 12 episodes, 2012-2014
Mikael Aksnes-Pehrson Mikael Aksnes-Pehrson ...  Jonas Haugli 11 episodes, 2012-2014
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Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt) is a former New York mobster, who after testifying in a trial in the United States, joins the witness protection program. Intrigued by the place after watching the Winter Olympics in 1994, he is relocated to Lillehammer in Norway. The transition from being a feared and respected gangster in New York, to becoming an unemployed immigrant in Norway, is not simple. Frank soon discovers that in order to succeed in this rural Norwegian society, he must resort to his old ways. Written by Anonymous

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A New York mobster in Norway. (season 2) See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Norway | USA

Release Date:

25 January 2012 (Norway) See more »

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Lilyhammer See more »

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New York, USA See more »

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NOK 34,000,000 (estimated)
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Rubicon TV AS See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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When Franky (Steven Van Zandt) lies to Torgeir (Trond Fausa) about his past, the license plate can be seen with the letters BS. See more »

Goofs

Although Norwegian police are issued firearms they are not carried during the normal course of duty. Their firearms are stored, locked, in their patrol cars and can only be removed with the permission of someone in authority (the local police chief for example). They are not, as shown in the show, routinely carried. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.180 (2012) See more »

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Frank Tagliano is a New York Mobster who is relocated to Norway, Lillehammer after giving up his boss to the FBI
17 February 2012 | by JesusPriceSee all my reviews

(I don't know what the last guy was talking about - this show is laugh out loud funny).

The show starts off pretty fast by Frank Tagliano (Steve Van Zandt) who's a New York Mobster, giving up his boss to the FBI. Within the first 20 minutes of the first episode he's relocated to Norway, more specifically, Lillehammer. This is due to the fact that he saw the Winter Olympics in '94 and decided it was a good place to start a new.

From there Frank has to adapt to Norwegian society which is proving to be quite the challenge. Public works officials like the good folk over at NAV aren't very helpful when it comes to adapting. Frank soon realizes that in order for him to succeed in Norway, he's going to have to resort to his old ways.

The show is funny, very funny. There are some things that seem a little thin, for example how fast he learns to understand Norwegian. Though he doesn't seem to understand a hundred percent of the time what people say (like the review before me implied). Other than that I think everyone who plays a part in this show does a great job. There's no reason why this show would deserve anything beneath a 8/10 rating.

And if you think I'm getting paid to say this: No, I'm not. But I thought the show deserved an honest review, and not a biased one. Give it a chance, I didn't think I'd be very funny but now I'm really looking forward to season two.


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